This unique heirloom has crinkled, deep blue-green, sword-shaped leaves and really stands out in the garden – the leaves appear almost primeval! This is why Lacinato is often nicknamed “dinosaur kale.” Most importantly, Lacinato has fine, sweet, full flavor; never strong or overbearing. This distinctive Italian favorite is both cold and heat tolerant in all climate zones. You can harvest the nutrition-packed, richly colored leaves for months to steam, or sauté or use in hearty soups and stews.
Product Weight: .8 grams / Approximately 250 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Sweet full flavor
Days to Harvest: 68-70 days
Days to Seed Germination: 10-20 days
Seed Planting Depth: .5 cm (.25")
Seed Spacing: 5 cm (2")
Row Spacing: 25-30 cm (10-12")
Plant Spacing: 25-30 cm (10-12")
Planting Instructions: As soon as ground can be worked in spring, plant in well-drained, fertile garden soil in full sun. Sow seeds 2 in. apart in rows 12 in. apart. Cover 1/2 inch deep. Keep soil evenly moist. When seedlings are 3 in. tall, thin to 10-12 in. apart. Sow again in late summer.
Begin harvesting outer leaves when plants have 6 to 8 leaves. Vitamin-rich kale is delicious with stems removed and leaves cut in very thin strips for fresh salads with nuts and fruit.